Holger Frauenrath (born in Aachen, Germany) studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen, Germany from 1992 to 1997, with a focus on synthetic organic chemistry. He performed his PhD thesis from 1998 to 2001 in the research group of Prof Hartwig Höcker at RWTH Aachen, working on a project related to the stereospecific polymerization of methacrylates as well as their copolymerization with olefins using zirconocene catalysts.
Holger Frauenrath then joined the group of Prof. Sam Stupp at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow supported by a Feodor Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His postdoctoral research projects were centered around the supramolecular self-assembly of rod-coil molecules.
Holger Frauenrath returned to Germany in 2003 and started to build his own research group at FU Berlin, funded with an Emmy Noether Grant from the German Science Foundation. In 2005, the research group moved to the Department of Materials at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where it became a scientifcally independent part of the Polymer Chemistry Group led by Prof. A. Dieter Schlüter. Holger Frauenrath obtained his Habilitation from ETH Zurich in 2009.
In 2009, Holger Frauenrath has been appointed as a professor at the Institute of Materials (IMX) of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, building the new Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials (LMOM). In the same year, Holger Frauenrath was received the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Investigator grant.
LABORATORY OF MACROMOLECULAR AND ORGANIC MATERIALS
Prof. Holger Frauenrath is the head of the Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials (LMOM) at the Institute of Materials (IMX) at EPFL. For more detailed information on the research at LMOM, the classes taught by Prof. Holger Frauenrath, and the LMOM group itself, head over to the main LMOM website.
Teaching & PhD
- Materials Science and Engineering,
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
This course provides a basic foundation in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry, including chemical nomenclature of organic compounds and polymers, an understanding of chemical structures, chemical reaction mechanisms, as well as methods of organic and...Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 3, language : english
Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 2, language : english
Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 4, language : english
Introduction to polymer physics and the link between chemical structure and macroscopic properties, with emphasis on morphology and thermomechanical behaviour, polymer technology and manufacturing techniques, providing a basis for the rational selection o...Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 5, language : french
Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 5, language : french